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Firefox recurring page load

by bajajudy / September 2, 2013 2:17 AM PDT

Every time I click on a link, the following page pops up. I have had as many as 7 at one time.
I have emailed Firefox over 20 times asking if this is really from them but have not gotten a reply.
What is this and how can I get rid of it.


Note: This post was edited by a forum moderator to remove link that maybe harmful to others. on 09/03/2013 at 8:37 AM PT

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Try
by Blue_Zee / September 2, 2013 4:38 AM PDT
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As a start..
by Carol~ Moderator / September 2, 2013 5:05 AM PDT

FYI: http:// www.urlvoid.com/scan/6djzz.exclusiverewards.consession.com/

judy..

Is the reason you emailed Mozilla over 20 times, because you filled out a survey you thought was generated on their end? If that's not the case, could you tell us what provoked you to write and ask 'if it was really from them'?

To begin with, I would suggest scanning with Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and AdwCleaner. Both are free.

I would also suggest installing Adblock Plus. It too is free. .

Best of luck..
Carol

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(NT) Oops. B_Z., didn't see your post re: Adw Cleaner :-(
by Carol~ Moderator / September 2, 2013 5:09 AM PDT
In reply to: As a start..
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No worries
by Blue_Zee / September 2, 2013 6:52 AM PDT

I am a fan of yours and can only applaud your help.

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Fixed with AdwCleaner
by bajajudy / September 3, 2013 11:06 AM PDT
In reply to: As a start..

Hey thanks for the quick replies. I forgot to get the email notice of replies.
I already have Adblock which obviously did not work nor did Malwarebytes
But I ran adwcleaner and it seems to have worked.
Still no reply from Firefox
This is THE best forum

BTW sorry for putting the link in my question. It never entered my mind that someone might click on it. I just thought that maybe someone would recognize it.

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Happy for you
by mchainmchain / September 3, 2013 7:44 PM PDT
In reply to: Fixed with AdwCleaner

Now might be a good time to install WOT (Web Of Trust) add-on for all major browsers: (Note that more than just firefox is covered here) http://www.mywot.com/

I've given you the link to the main website, feel free to browse around and check out the Download section, as well as literally millions of site ratings by members @ WOT.

AdBlock Plus is one part of protection, and WOT is the other. WOT, when added to the browser you use, will actually block full loading of your browser should you accidentally click something and it is also known to be a bad site. It offers the option of leaving without damage and, over time, also enables one to use good judgement about whether a site is safe to visit or not.

If you wish to post a link anywhere in any forum, always best to modify the link if it can lead one to a malware infection.

(Example follows:)

hxxp://www.google.com

The link above with modification will make it not clickable. Happy

Those whom wish to investigate further will fix the intentional error by themselves, of course.

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Phishing
by mchainmchain / September 2, 2013 7:12 AM PDT

Not an uncommon form of attack. This one looks to be an advert site. Naturally, I did not click on the link because I know about such things; I would not recommend anyone who is visiting click it either.

Use the tools recommended by both Blue_Zee and Carol to recover.

http://zulu.zscaler.com/submission/show/945ff3f47f3fcfcd8a7c074811c8dff4-1378155855
http://urlquery.net/report.php?id=4914647
http://www.mywot.com/en/scorecard/6djzz.exclusiverewards.consession.com

Note the misspelling of the word "concession". It is the domain name, but use of such is suspicious.

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thanks
by bajajudy / September 5, 2013 1:10 AM PDT
In reply to: Phishing

I have adblock, tried malabytes(didnt help) then I tried adwcleaner and it worked

sorry about the link in my original post. didnt think that someone would try it but did think that it might be something that would help with my question.

I never filled out the survey and was pretty sure that firefox was not responsible but thought they might be interested in the problem.

sorry for the delay in response

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No need for apologies..
by Carol~ Moderator / September 5, 2013 1:28 AM PDT
In reply to: thanks

We're glad to hear all has been straightened out. Happy

Carol

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